The Durango High School track team competed in the Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction on Saturday, with the girls finishing fourth in combined team scoring and the boys coming in seventh.
Eighteen schools competed in the meet, and DHS earned its share of placements.
The boys 4x800 team took first in 8:22.69 - the "highlight" of the meet, according to DHS head coach Mark Dutro. The team consists of Nick Gates, Ty Otteson, Matt Welbourn and Ian Cross.
"A couple of coaches made the comment that it was nice to see guys running that well early in the season," Dutro said. "We're progressing well and things are looking really good."
The 4x200 won also, with a team of Gates, Jordy King, Kaelen Waters and Gus Barnes finishing in a time of 1:32.69.
Barnes took first in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.25.
Chrissy Slanger won the women's long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 5 inches. Tasha Fitts landed third in the event, slightly less than 7 inches back.
Other notable girls performances include Lindsay Chamblee, who took third in the women's shot put with a heave of 32 feet, five inches. Chamblee repeated her podium finish in discuss on a 94 foot, 4-inch throw.
Miranda LaShell took seventh in the 1600 with a time of 5:50.06.
Lindsey Jankowski took sixth in the 100 hurdles in 17.27.
Ashley Bishop was ninth in the 300 hurdles in 55.29.
Durango's team of Bishop, Brittany Gillen, Bryanna Kinlicheene and Jessi Wymore took third in the 4x100 relay in a time of 53.86.
DHS scored a second-place finish in the 4x400 from a team of Alyssa Shelton, Tasha Fitts, Jankowski and Slanger.
Chelsey Helling, Nora Schweitz, Miranda LaShell and Karli Foreman earned a third in the 4x800 relay.
For the men, Ian Cross crossed fifth in the 400 at 53.06.
Logan Winborn ran a 4:52.89 to finish fifth in the 1600.
Kaelen Waters placed fifth in the long jump.
Bob Lovett was eighth in the shot put with a throw of 41 feet, 5 inches, more than two feet better than his previous best.
DHS will host the Durango Invitational on Thursday, starting at 2 p.m., before a two-week break.